Once a year, the calendar falls in the favor of “Star Wars” fans everywhere—May the Fourth. Throughout Palm Beach County, restaurants, bars and stores are celebrating the galactic holiday with costume contests, specialty drinks, gaming, and even an early-morning session at the gym.
Hey, Jedis aren’t made overnight.
May the 4th Be With You: A “Star Wars” Tribute Night Awakens
From 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., dust off your best “Star Wars” cosplay for a costume contest, then indulge in Jedi and Sith shots while the DJ blasts “Cantina Jam” on the set list. Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561/832-9999, event page
“Star Wars” Day at Kapow!
The restaurant’s Boca Raton and West Palm Beach locations will both have the original trilogy (AKA the best) playing on a loop, a costume contest, and the bar will be serving up speciality “Star War” cocktails. Kapow!, 431 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561/347-7322, event page; and 519 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561/246-3827, event page
“Star Wars Day”—The Dirty Way
In honor of May the Fourth, enjoy $4 drink specials and a costume contest at 7:30 p.m. with $400 in cash and prizes. Party starts at 5 p.m. Dirty Martini, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens, 561/799-1115, event page
“Star Wars Legion” Launch
Is Past Present Future an Imperial Base or Rebel Outpost? With the launch of Star Wars Legion, guests from beginner to advanced are invited to play in this “Star Wars”-themed hangout from 7 p.m. onward. At the end of the evening, the future of the store will be revealed. Tickets $5. Past Present Future, 1387 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, 561/697-2554, event page
“Star Wars” Paint and Pizza Party
Get creative on Star Wars Day by painting your favorite “Star Wars” character over pizza and drinks. Fee is $30, put down a $5 deposit to hold your spot. Craft It Boca/Deerfield, 3833 W Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, 954/426-0020, event page
May the 4th—”Star Wars” Night
Rewatch the original “Star Wars” trilogy while sipping on the brewery’s special cider releases, including Come to the Dark Cider, and nosh at the food truck. Plus, wear a costume or themed shirt and you get $1 off each drink. Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks, 1023 N. Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach, 561/568-7242, event page
May the Fourth Be With You
Start your “Star Wars” day off early with a themed workout class at Orangetheory Fitness at 5:30 and 6:45 a.m. Orangetheory, 9097 W. Atlantic Ave. Suite 110, Delray Beach, 561/376-1127, event page
Nerdcore VI: Attack of the Nerds
A day after “Star Wars” day, Slush Box hosts its sixth annual Nerdcore art show with works by more than 30 artists, games, drinks, and snacks. Opening night runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and the exhibit is on display through June 16. SlushBox Gallery, 2716 S. Dixie Highway #101, West Palm Beach, 561/832-4655, slushbox.com